Interconnected learning with Kumon Connect

Under Kumon Connect, student use tablets for learning.

IN the new era of digital learning, Kumon Malaysia has launched Kumon Connect – a Kumon Method learning service using tablets. It is a platform whereby instructors and parents can be more closely involved and interconnected with the child’s learning journey. Starting this January, Kumon Connect will be offered in selected Kumon centres.

“The launch of Kumon Connect is part of Kumon Malaysia’s plan to leverage the digitalisation of learning, further accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The introduction of this digital platform will pave the way for more children to have access to the Kumon programme, in addition to its existing classroom-based learning,” said Kumon Education Malaysia Sdn Bhd general manager Atsushi Hasegawa.

“The relationship between parents and Kumon instructors is important for children's growth. We aim to provide a learning service with a human touch for students to connect better through digital technology,” he said.

 (From left) Makoto Adachi, Ikuya Yagi, Atsushi Hasegawa and Yuichi Tadokoro at the launch of Kumon Connect.(From left) Makoto Adachi, Ikuya Yagi, Atsushi Hasegawa and Yuichi Tadokoro at the launch of Kumon Connect.

Using Kumon Connect, the Kumon instructor and assistants can personally evaluate the students’ worksheets and provide further instruction or grading according to the needs of each student. This is similar to classroom learning with physical Kumon worksheets.

The platform also has a study record, making it convenient and effective for both students and parents to track progress and results. Homework can be easily submitted from home or anywhere via the tablet, allowing for more timely guidance on the given assignments.

The introduction of Kumon Connect will be an additional feature to its current worksheet-based learning at all existing Kumon centres. Before the launch in Malaysia, Kumon piloted the Kumon Method with tablet learning in various countries around the world.

Established in 1997, Kumon is Malaysia’s largest after-school enrichment programme. Currently, Kumon Malaysia has over 37,000 students who are learning the Kumon Method at its over 200 Kumon centres nationwide. Their learnings remain undisrupted even in the lockdown period during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Kumon Method does not directly teach students how to solve problems. Rather, it is a learning method that guides students to solve problems on their own. This fosters a sense of self-assurance and independence while cultivating students to challenge themselves in uncharted areas.

The name Kumon Connect is inspired by the Kumon programme’s emphasis on the connectivity between the students and instructors. This is carried throughout the student’s learning journey and even after they have completed the programme.

For more information about Kumon Connect, do locate the nearest Kumon centre at and contact the Kumon instructor.

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